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Joseph Phillips has moved to... Vladivostok


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#1 kbarber

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:40 PM

According to his facebook page today, he is now a member of the State Primorsky Opera and Ballet Theater.

 

 

Vladivostok!!!



#2 bart

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:13 PM

There's also a 5-minute clip of Phillips rehearsing Spartacus. In anticipation of the upcoming season?

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:17 PM

Holy cow.  That's quite a move.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:27 PM

WOW, he will be missed. His photo is still on the ABT site, although now I can see a post on his facebook page from back in July saying that he left his job at ABT. Wonderful to hear that he is rehearsing Spartacus. Merde to him!!!



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:43 AM

Wow.  Has he joined as a corps member, soloist...?  I'm not on Facebook so I can't see if his FB page says so.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:51 AM

What I find dispiriting is that McKenzie is letting so many of the talented men in the corps slip away.  Mikhail Ilyin, Joseph Phillips, Vitali Krauchenka, Roddy Doble...   Ratmansky utilized Joe Phillips as Herman Cornejo's alternate in "Seven Sonatas".  Ratmansky develops and rewards young talent regardless of rank.  I think ABT maybe needs to start thinking about promoting Joseph Gorak and giving him several new roles.  It seems that these corps men have decided it is better to be elsewhere - anywhere else in the case of Vladivostok...

 

I also notice that Gabe Stone Shayer has major roles in the new Ratmansky ballets.  He is not someone I have noticed before and seems to be fairly new to the company.  He is the alternate Ariel in the "Tempest" and has a role in the Shostakovich evening in the Fall City Center season.  Can anyone tell us about him? 



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:10 PM

It sure is discouraging to the members of the corps de ballet. Except for I Boylston 2011 promotion, there has not been promotions since 2007-8 (?). Is this due to monetary problems at ABT?



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:21 PM

It might be a good idea (hint, hint) to keep this thread on the topic of Joseph Phillips

 

We already have threads on the ABT forum relating to the promotion or non-promotion of other dances from within.  Or, it would be possible to start a new thread on this topic if this seems desirable. 

 

Here is the list of existing ABT threads for those who wish to pursue that side of the discussion:  http://balletalert.i...ballet-theatre/

 

In the meantime, Mr. Phillips and his interesting switch from ABT to the State ballet company in Vladivostock deserves a thread of his own.

 

I first saw Phillips -- a very young dancer at the time -- when he came to Miami City Ballet, from SF.  He came to MCB as a soloist.  Reading back over those old  posts, I see that I and others were excited about the possibilities.  For  some reason or other, Miami did not work out.  Also, Philllips definitely seems to have been under-uitilized at ABT. 

 

The Facebook video of a long solo from Spartacus is worth looking at.  It suggests that he is already thinking in terms of a repertoire that would have been unthinkable at ABT.  And it makes me wonder whether he might not have real potential in terms of the kind of work he would be more likely to find in a Russian ballet company (even in Siberia) than in New York City. 

 

I'd love to hear what others think about the Spartacus clip from those who know more about his recent appearances onstage, at ABT and elsewhere. 

 

Here is the facebook link, kindly provided by kbarber in the OP.

 

https://www.facebook...ph.S.H.Phillips



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:36 PM

maybe it's a kind of cosmic tradeoff. Ivan Vasiliev is originally from Vladivostok and has ended up at ABT (among other places). The revenge of Vladivostok!sad.png



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:37 PM

It sure is discouraging to the members of the corps de ballet. Except for I Boylston 2011 promotion, there has not been promotions since 2007-8 (?). Is this due to monetary problems at ABT?

When was Hammoudi promoted?  I



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:11 PM

 

It sure is discouraging to the members of the corps de ballet. Except for I Boylston 2011 promotion, there has not been promotions since 2007-8 (?). Is this due to monetary problems at ABT?

When was Hammoudi promoted?  I

 

Oppss... he was promoted in 2012.

 




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